Region: Chile

Lithium miner threatens treaty claim against Chile

A Chilean-Taiwanese mining venture is reportedly considering a US$2.5 billion treaty claim against Chile, alleging that plans to give a state-owned entity exclusive rights over a lithium deposit amount to an unlawful expropriation.

25 November 2022

Canadian mining company beats royalties claim in Chile

A Toronto-listed mining company says it has defeated a US$30 million royalties claim relating to a rare earth project in Chile.

03 November 2022

ICSID counsel joins new Chilean boutique

Francisco Grob has left ICSID after seven years as legal counsel to join Jana & Gil Dispute Resolution, the Chilean boutique recently launched by former members of Bofill Mir & Álvarez Jana.

03 August 2022

Spanish court revives Pey Casado saga

A Spanish court has frozen assets of Chile’s national copper company after ruling that the state should pay US$552 million to satisfy a 14-year old ICSID award relating to the seizure of a newspaper during the Pinochet era.

09 June 2022

Chilean disputes team breaks away

Leading Chilean practitioner Andrés Jana and the rest of the disputes team at GAR 100 firm Bofill Mir & Álvarez Jana in Santiago are breaking away to launch a new boutique.

21 March 2022

AES wins damages over Chilean hydro project

A subsidiary of US power group AES has won an ICC award worth US$186 million plus interest in a dispute with a construction consortium over a cancelled contract to build one of Chile’s largest hydroelectric projects.

08 November 2021

Andean states face investment disputes

A cement consortium’s claim against Bolivia has come to light, as Peru is hit with an ICSID claim over a road project and Chile is threatened for a third time over its private pension reforms.

25 October 2021

Halliburton brings claim against Ecuador’s national oil company

A subsidiary of US oil services giant Halliburton has brought an UNCITRAL claim against Ecuador’s national oil company.

08 September 2021

Chile hit with claim over airport pandemic disruption

Two French airport operators have made good on their threat to bring an ICSID claim against Chile after their concession for Santiago’s international airport was disrupted by the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

16 August 2021

Cuatrecasas lawyers accused of “switching sides” in Peru refinery dispute

A Spanish-owned contractor on a Peruvian refinery project has challenged a US$38 million ICC award, alleging that two members of its external counsel team violated ethical rules by joining the other side’s law firm before the case had concluded.

17 June 2021

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